Granting Hope: Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Awards More than $3.4 Million in Grants to Local Community
Style News Wire | 5/8/2008, 6:35 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Grants Awards Luncheon to recognize the 2008-2009 Komen Houston Affiliate Grant Program recipients will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 11:30 a.m. at The Junior League of Houston. The goal of the Grants Award Luncheon is to recognize the grant recipients as well as to educate the community on exactly where these dollars are distributed and the impact they make. The Affiliate Grants Program helps help fulfill Komen for the Cure’s vision of a world without breast cancer.
This year 19 grants will be given to the 2008-2009 grant recipients. The recipients include:
Community Grants – Education
Bayside Community Hospital
Bayside Community Hospital will provide breast cancer education to 250 low-income women in primary care facilities, to 200 women at the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, 800 young women and 200 staff through Project Pink at Chambers County School District, and additional targeted outreach to the Hispanic and Asian community.
Fort Bend County Women’s Center
The Fort Bend County Women’s Center Shelter Nurse will provide breast cancer and nutrition education to 100 women seeking safety at the domestic violence shelter. The Center will refer to The Rose for needed mammograms.
Legacy Community Health Services
Legacy Community Health Services will provide breast cancer awareness to 2,000 low-income women living in Montrose and 5th Ward through health fairs, outreach events, group and one-on-one counseling.
Community Grants – Screening and Treatment
American Cancer Society
The American Caner Society’s Breast Prosthesis Project will provide 288 uninsured and under-insured women a new weighted breast prosthesis and two custom-fitted bras at the ACS office and through Harris County Hospital District. Increased funding from Komen Houston Affiliate will allow this program to expand to The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and The Rose in South Houston serving an additional 125 women.
Asian American Health Coalition
Asian American Health Coalition’s Project Phoenix provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services to uninsured and under-insured Asian women in the greater Houston area. Komen Houston Affiliate funding will provide four to six breast health education programs, breast cancer screening to 350 women, and provide all needed diagnostic testing and treatment.
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine provides a breast health clinic and breast cancer prevention and risk assessment clinic at Ben Taub Hospital for low-income minority women. Komen Houston Affiliate funding will support staff for the clinics to help serve 2,000 women who seek assistance through the clinic each year.
Brazosport Health Foundation
Brazosport Health Foundation’s Mermaid Project will provide cancer screening to 325 low-income women at the Brazosport Regional Health System and an additional 80 screenings through mobile mammography in the outlying areas of Brazoria County. Additionally, 100 women will receive diagnostic services and up to three women will receive free breast cancer treatment.
D’Feet Breast Cancer
D’Feet Breast Cancer will provide breast cancer education through health fairs and outreach events, and provide screening to 684 uninsured and under-insured women in Galveston County. D’Feet will also assist women with diagnostic services and treatment.